Seven Iraqis killed in Turkish airstrike

REU0299 2 OVR 99 ( G RBN GFN RNA AFA CSA LBY RWSA RWS REULB GNS C D E M O U MTL GRO SOF OIL RNP DNP PGE SXNA EMRG IQ TR MEAST DIP BOMB SECUR POL ASIA EUROP SEEU GEN PIL CWP ) L5E7JL0A0 IRAQ-TURKEY/ (URGENT) Seven Iraqis killed in Turkish airstrike ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Seven Iraqi civilians were killed in an air strike by a Turkish warplane in Iraq's semi-autonomous northern Kurdish region on Sunday, a local mayor and an eyewitness said. The strike hit a car in which the civilians were travelling, Hassan Abdulla, mayor of the town of Qalat Dizah, located northeast of the city of Sulaimaniya, told Reuters. Turkish warplanes have been targeting Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels from Wednesday night following increased attacks by the guerrilla forces in southeastern Turkey. (Reporting by Shamal Aqrawi; Writing by Serena Chaudhry; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall) REUTERS 1346 210811 GMT